Florida Training Camps
While Florida is always a popular winter destination, most of the state is dead flat, which doesn’t exactly lend itself to exciting cycling opportunities. The hilliest part of the state, though, is near Clermont, which is just minutes away from Orlando and offers some fantastic training, thanks to both the terrain and the popular National Training Center, a popular facility for pro triathletes from around the world. A couple of Ontario-based coaching groups offer training camps either in or near Clermont. With hundreds of kilometres of bike trails to go along with the quiet and surprisingly hilly Lake County roads, it’s a great spot to dial in some heavy-duty winter training and escape the cold. Lake Louisa State Park, a regular venue for ITU Pan American Cup triathlon events, offers excellent training in all three sports, while the infamous Orange Groves provide some challenging, but beautiful, run terrain.